Hello crafters! Today I have a new video for you. I shared a card last week for the Create A Smile guest designer search and it was brought to my attention that some of you would love to see a video of how I use my Prismacolor pencils for coloring.
I haven’t done a lot of coloring with these pencils in the past, but I started to take a class from Kit & Clowder. I’ve mentioned them before numerous times because I’m also taking their Copic classes. Here’s the card that I made for today’s post:
I learned that the trick with Prismacolor pencils is that you have to work in layers. You start out by adding a very light layer of color and then build up on top of that. As you can see in the video, even on the little fish there are three layers of color. This allows you to control the intensity of the color and also the chief great blending between different colors.
It’s also important to work with proper paper. I found that working on various smooth papers like the Neenah Solar White card stock didn’t give me very good results when blending. With these wax-based pencils, it’s good to have paper that has some tooth (that is not super smooth). For this card, I tried the Bazzill Marshmallow CardShoppe heavy card stock. It turned out much better than I expected.
I was also surprised that I don’t necessarily need the blending solution to create nice balance between colors. That is because, if you work in layers, you can blend the colors nicely together. On the huge blue background, though, the blending solution was helpful. You have to experiment a bit to get a good feeling for it.
Thanks for stopping by and watching the video! Your comments brighten my day!